Category Archives: Everything H20

And The Beach Goes On

The county parks department has succeeded in transforming a 1968 facility into a facility for the new millennium. 
Photos courtesy of Winnebago County Parks Department

When the Winnebago County Community Park Beach House and Swimming Lake was dedicated in 1968 just north of the city limits in Oshkosh, Wis., it was considered state-of-the-art, and quickly became the most popular destination in the area. Although I was only 4 years old, I remember distinctly my mother tying bright-orange ribbons in my hair so she could see me among all of the swimmers at the beach my first summer. As I was growing up in the 1970s … Continue reading

Posted in Departments, Everything H20, Issues, July 2013, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Pool-Water Sanitation

Circulation helps keep disinfection and stabilization chemicals active so they can neutralize or kill potentially harmful intrusions brought into the pool. 
Photo Courtesy Of Melissa Lockwood, Assistant Manager, YAS Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Pool-water sanitation is complex, with several variables to manage to ensure the water is healthy for contact (and unplanned consumption), clear enough to monitor bathers safely, and visually appealing. In its simplest definition, sanitation is typically a chemical that kills germs. In order of importance, a pool-sanitation system includes: Disinfection Circulation Filtration Evacuation. Almost every pool is initially filled with clean drinking water, whose supply system and quality meet the minimum standards of the Circulation helps keep disinfection and stabilization … Continue reading

Posted in Departments, Everything H20, Issues, June 2013, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Knee Deep In Knowledge

Students test their water samples.

A newspaper article about a classroom water-quality monitoring program inspired honors biology teacher Connie Gannon to literally send her Waterford Mott High School students “up a creek” in Waterford, Mich. Twice a year, Gannon’s students make the short trek on foot from school to Waterford Oaks County Park to participate in the Clinton River Watershed Council’s Stream Leaders Program. The project is hosted by a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, … Continue reading

Posted in Departments, Everything H20, Issues, May 2013, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Tap Additional Revenue Streams

Spread the news about your water exercise programs via social media, like Facebook or Pinterest.

Since water aerobics at the city of Sacramento’s swimming pools began in 2001, adults in the community have gleefully anticipated the opening of the pools each summer. In summer 2012, attendance for water aerobics at three swimming pools totaled more than 2,500 visitors! More than 70-million Baby Boomers, as well as older seniors, are looking for cool places to exercise. Since summers in southern California can be very warm with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees in the afternoons, water exercise … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013, Departments, Everything H20, Issues, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Embrace Adaptation

Larry French stood in the marina in Safety Harbor, Fla., eyeing kayaks on a trailer. The 67-year-old above-elbow amputee looked at his right arm, which ended just 4 inches below his shoulder, and said to himself, “I can do that. I can kayak.” French began to mentally sketch a limb with one purpose—functionality. French had tried traditional full-length adult prosthetics before, but found them to be too long, heavy, painful, and cumbersome. Determined to kayak, he met with his Veterans … Continue reading

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